The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data
Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans
An ERC Project
MARIPOLDATA is a research project funded by the European Research Council from November 2018 to October 2023. The MARIPOLDATA research team develops and applies a new interdisciplinary and multi-scale approach to study new forms of power at the intersection between science, policy and politics.
Marine biodiversity science is central for current efforts to establish a new treaty for the protection and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). However, for a long time, a lack of scientific knowledge on the ocean was conceived as the main challenge for advancing efforts to protect ocean ecosystems. Nowadays the field […]
Die Zukunft der marinen Artenvielfalt ist ungewiss und wird derzeit diskutiert. Das MARIPOLDATA Projekt untersucht die Verhandlungen über ein neues, internationales Abkommen, um herauszufinden, wie Macht und Wissenschaft in der internationalen Umweltpolitik zusammenspielen. Steigendes wirtschaftliches Interesse an Meeresressourcen, fortschreitende Technologie und Digitalisierung, neue Erkenntnisse über die Tiefsee sowie Umweltauswirkungen auf marine Artenvielfalt und Ökosysteme zeigen […]
COVID-19 effects on marine biodiversity negotiations: A new pathway for digital diplomacy?
Panel Environmental and Tourism Policy. Adaptations and Innovations
August 25, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related measures, negotiations for a new international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have been indefinitely postponed.
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Does the Common Heritage Principle make any difference? The case of marine biodiversity in the digital age
Ways of Knowing the Digital Anthropocene (Sensing and Seeing) Session
August 18, 2020
In the digital age, governing the access to and use of natural resources requires an update of previously agreed-on regulations.
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This paper reviews the early history of IPBES and focuses on epistemic choices that occurred early on in its establishment and assessment work.
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This forum piece discusses why multilateral spaces are key ‘sites’ for studying struggles over environmental knowledge and how Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) can open up new avenues for Critical Policy Studies.
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Das Meer. Ort der Sehnsucht, Ort der Gesetzlosigkeit
June 2-4, 2020
When we think of the sea, we think of the immensity, the rumbling and roaring, the freedom and eventually the holidays. It has always symbolized the unknown – even today, parts of the ocean depths have not been explored.
This project has received funding from the European ResearchCouncil ( ERC) under the European Union´s [Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme] ( grant agreement No 804599 – MARIPOLDATA – ERC-2018-STG )